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  1. Cap1034
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    What does across mean here?

    The long rod slipped off my hands across the box in front of me.

    What does this mean?
    Especially across is hard to understand here.
    Last edited by Cap1034; 05-Mar-2014 at 13:36.

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    Re: What does across mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cap1034 View Post
    The long rod slipped off my hands across the box in front of me.

    What does this mean?
    Especially across is hard to understand here.
    What is the context?

  3. Cap1034
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    Re: What does across mean here?

    The box has a lid and the lid is now laid against the wall. I tried to get the soil inside out of it but the shovel slipped off across the box.

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    Re: What does across mean here?

    It's a strange sentence. The natural thing for the shovel to do would be to slip out of the person's hands. Presumably, it didn't go into the box but slid over the edges to the other side.

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